now charging sales tax in Wisconsin

November 4, 2013 by · 2 Comments
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amazonHave you purchased anything from Amazon the past few days?  Did you notice that they are now collecting sales tax for Wisconsin?

The online retailer is opening a distribution facility in Kenosha which gives Amazon a physical presence in the state.  Under the law, the state required Amazon to start collecting the taxes.

The new 5-percent tax on Amazon is expected to add about $30 million a year to Wisconsin’s state revenue.

For more information on the change, click here.

National Tourism Day – Become a tourist in your home town

September 27, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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Today is National Tourism Day.

We’ve mentioned it before, but it’s pretty easy to act like a tourist in Green Bay or your neighboring community and take advantage of the many things we forget about because we’re exposed to them on a daily basis.

Your local Visitor and Convention Bureau is a great place to start.  They usually have a tourist guide that features many local businesses as well as events.

Take plenty of photos or videos, but don’t go overboard.   I luuuv taking photos of the kids, but I also don’t want to be stuck behind the camera the whole time, either.  I want to enjoy the activities, too!  I usually find myself  taking a lot of photos at the beginning of one of our adventures, then sticking the camera away and taking part in the event.

With the help of our Kids Eat Free/Cheap posts and half-off deals from Groupon and Deal Chicken, you can eat out and at places you haven’t tried before.   I know our kids really enjoyed these  treats instead of going to all our “regular” haunts.

Create a passport for your “travels”.  Click here to check out Green Bay-based blog Life As a Field Trip for more information and the opportunity to print Green Bay-based passport or a generic one.  This gives the kiddos a souvenir of all the places you’ve explored. (Check out this long list of things our family did this summer with our “staycation” and summer passports).

Free car seat inspection and installation

August 28, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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Did you know the Brown County Health Department offers FREE car seat inspections and installations year-round?  Every time I change car seats or cars or have to move the straps I make an appointment. Why? No matter how many times I’ve installed car seats and wrenched on them (even with the LATCH system), the experts find a way to make them more secure.

Call 920-448-6432 and press “2” to schedule an appointment.

The City of De Pere has their own program for De Pere city residents.  Click here for more information on their program.

If you’re not in Brown County, you can find your local car seat inspection station by clicking here.

Reminder: Heritage Hill – Kids Free Week August 27 – September 1

August 26, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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Tuesday, August 27 – Sunday September 1 is Kids Free Week at Heritage Hill.  During Kids Free Week, children 17 and under are FREE when accompanied by an adult (limit 6 children per adult).  Admission for adults is $9 ($8 for seniors).


  • Tuesday, Aug. 27 – Saturday, Aug. 31, 10am-4:30pm
  • Sunday, September 1, Noon-4:30pm

For more information, check out the Heritage Hill State Historical Park website.

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